HARRISBURG, PA — Four Pennsylvania counties have “substantial” risk of community spread of coronavirus, according to new data released by the state this week.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health in recent weeks has been providing details on the likelihood of getting coronavirus through community transmission by county. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected, the Centers for Disease Control explains.
Counties are rated either low, moderate or substantial transmission risks.
Counties with low risk have had less than 10 cases per 100,000 residents over seven days or a less than 5 percent positivity rate over seven days.
The moderate designation means the county has had anywhere from 10 to less than 100 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days or a 5-10 percent positivity rate over seven days.
Those designated as